Boston Team-Building Activities

The Secrets of Old Boston
Scavenger Hunt

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The Secrets of Old Boston Scavenger Hunt

Uncover bygone Boston along the Freedom Trail

On this entertaining team-building adventures, your group will visit and discover the secrets of numerous historic locations where America was born—Faneuil Hall, the site of the Boston Massacre, Old City Hall, the Old South Meeting House (where a particularly large tea party had its beginnings), and the Old State House, to name a few of the highlights. Starring: Ben Franklin, Larry Bird, Mother Goose, Gulliver’s teakettle, and an Irishman’s “bowl of tears.”

But not everything on this hunt is old. It’s also packed with present-day hotspots. You’ll check out the delicious and bustling food stands of Quincy Market, see a tribute to local sports heroes, discover the birthplace of Boston’s culinary delights, and more.

Boston team building activities on the Freedom Trail
Players on the Secrets of Old Boston Scavenger Hunt pose for a photo challenge with a statue near Faneuil Hall.

No knowledge of these places or Boston history is necessary. Sharp eyes and teamwork are the only things you need to answer our fun and funny questions. Participants use their own smartphones to play, and comfy shoes are also a good idea for trekking the trail.

A top-rated Boston scavenger hunt since 2002

This scavenger hunt has been far and away our most popular team-building game with corporate groups since our first Boston hunt in 2002. Check out Watson Adventures on Google to see hundreds of 5-star reviews from delighted clients!

A 5-star review on Google: “We’ve hosted multiple company scavenger hunts across multiple offices and all feedback from attendees was great! Watson Adventures was super accommodating to our groups and super friendly—not only are you learning new things about the city that you would have never known otherwise, you are having fun while doing so! We will definitely be using them again in the future!”

“The hunt was a ton of fun! Well organized, good distance, tough but not impossible, great for team building because it requires different perspectives and ways of thinking. Overall, the team thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend to other companies for team building!” —Melissa Magerer, Head of US Marketing, iAdvize

“It went by quickly! Well constructed, tons of fun, educational, challenging. Loved it!” —a participant on a corporate team-building hunt

“This was a GREAT team building exercise. We had so much fun coming up with team names and getting together for some competition. It was such a fun time while also being educational.” —the leader of a group from a multi-national retailer

We had SO MUCH FUN—it went by so quickly! When I got back to the office on Monday, people couldn’t stop talking about how much fun they had! It was great to work with you!” —an executive assistant about a team-building outing for a hospital staff

“Our agency had a great day yesterday doing the Old Boston hunt. The ‘water cooler’ talk is that the staff thought doing the hunt was fun, the questions were tricky so it made it interesting, and made us look at Boston in a whole new way although it’s streets we walk on every day.” —the human resources manager of a charitable organization

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